Free agent Luis Boa Morte offers his services on Soccer AM
Last Updated: April 13, 2013 3:37pm
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Luis Boa Morte has told Soccer AM he's fit and open to job offers.
The 35-year-old Portuguese recently left Chesterfield after a brief spell with the League Two side and is currently searching for a new employer.
"As long as your legs answer to your brain, I'm ready to go," Boa Morte said.
"I've been training with a team in Portugal and I'm also taking my training badges. That's what I'm working towards."
When asked if an assistant coach/player role would suit, Boa Morte said "yes".
Having learned his trade with Sporting Lisbon in his home country, he moved to Arsenal in 1997 for £1.75m where he won the FA Cup and Premier League title in his first season.
The midfielder then had spells with Southampton (1999-2001), Fulham (2001-2007), West Ham (2007-2011) and dropped three divisions from the top-flight to Chesterfield on a free transfer in October 2012.
Having spent the majority of his career in midfield, Boa Morte added his ideal position would be a central role in a 4-3-3 formation.
"I'm still training every day and currently with the Fulham U21 team. It's good fun and they've got a great manager," Boa Morte added.
When grilled over his wage demands, Boa Morte said: "What do you think I was earning at Chesterfield? That should answer the question... although I'm not playing for free!"
It has been quite a journey for Boa Morte having begun in England so successfully, played in World Cups and produced so many consistent performances for four top-flight clubs.
Reflecting on his rise to fame with the Gunners (he was there between 1997 and 1999), Boa Morte said: "It was really pleasing. I was very happy.
"It all happened very quickly because I was playing in the second division in Portugal. I already knew lots about Arsenal though. It was a tradition to watch the FA Cup final in Portugal and I was well aware of top players like Ian Wright and Tony Adams."
Talking about his favourite team-mates under manager Arsene Wenger, Boa Morta added: "That's difficult. All the players offered different stuff to the team and that's why we were so successful. Everyone was so important."